ABOUT us 

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    OUR MISSION

    #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence calls on teens to confront gun violence by creating new works of theatre that will spark critical conversations and inspire meaningful action in communities across the country. Our mission is to promote playwriting as a tool for self-expression and social change, harnessing this generation's spirit of activism and providing a platform for America's playwrights of tomorrow to discover and develop their voices today.

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    #ENOUGH IS ABOUT

    YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

    #ENOUGH IS ABOUT

    YOUTH-LED CREATIVITY

    AND, ABOVE ALL, #ENOUGH IS ABOUT 

    YOUTH-DRIVEN ACTION

    GENERAL

    Are you a non-profit? Do you accept DONATIONS?


    #ENOUGH is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of #ENOUGH must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The direct link to donations is https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/enough-plays-to-end-gun-violence/general_support.




    How can I perform your plays at our school/theatre/etc.?


    We're so glad you want to bring the #ENOUGH plays to your community! 2020 Plays If you are interested in performing any or all of our plays from the 2020 competition (seen here) please contact Playscripts who are licensing the plays out to future performances. Visit the #ENOUGH page on Playscripts website for more details. Nationwide Reading If you'd like to join this year's Nationwide Reading, please reach out to #ENOUGH via email: enoughplays@gmail.com.




    Where can I purchase the #ENOUGH plays?


    The anthology of the seven winning plays from 2020 is published through Playscripts and available for purchase here: https://www.playscripts.com/play/5115




    Is #ENOUGH part of any gun violence prevention organization?


    We are not. While we look forward to partnering with organizations seeking to end gun violence, #ENOUGH is an independent project.




    What's your story? How did #ENOUGH come to be?


    I launched #ENOUGH in 2019 shortly after the consecutive mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. By then I had already witnessed a powerful youth movement emerge shortly after the senseless shooting in Parkland, FL the year prior. March for Our Lives, Students Demand Action and other activist groups were organized, passionate, and rightfully angry. Young people took to the streets (and continue to do so) to manifest the change they wanted to see in the world while policymakers continuously failed to rise to the challenge.

    I was inspired. The purpose of #ENOUGH became clear: lend our stages to amplify this growing voice so that it continues to be heard.

    I founded #ENOUGH on the belief that young people can become powerful activists through the art they create. This year's participants believe that as well. Just listen to Demian, a 12th grader from El Paso on why he submitted a play to #ENOUGH: “I’m an El Pasoan. I know firsthand about the ways an act of gun violence can ripple through a community. I am also a theatremaker, and I saw #ENOUGH as my opportunity to use my art to help convey to others a glimpse of what gun violence can do to not only a community at large, but also an individual.” This generation has proven themselves to be the generation of empathy, justice, and equity - everything the theatre celebrates. Their voice and perspective are what we desperately need to be listening to, both in society and in the theatre. That's why #ENOUGH exists and that is our mission.
    Michael Cotey #ENOUGH Producer





    FAQ

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    CLICK ON IMAGES FOR BIOS

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    Michael Cotey

    Artistic Producer

    #ENOUGH

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    Kelsea Vierra Ashenbrenner

    Program Associate

    #ENOUGH

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    Jonathan Shmidt Chapman

    Executive Director

    Theatre for Young Audiences/USA

    Lauren Gunderson

    Playwright

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    Michael Rohd

    Artistic Director

    Sojourn Theatre Company

    Idris Goodwin

    Director

    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

    Barbara Pitts McAdams

    Co- Creator

    #Here Too Project

    John Weidman

    Libbretist, Book Writer

    Hallie Gordon

    Artistic Producer & Artistic Director

    Steppenwolf for Young Adults

    Bill Rauch

    Artistic Director

    Perelman Center for the Arts

    Willa Taylor

    Dir. of Education & Engagement

    Goodman Theatre

    ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    PAST ADVISORS: Mara Richards Bim, Alvaro Saar Rios, Sarah Ruhl

    MEET THE TEAM

    2020 #ENOUGH SELECTION PANEL

    What does an Academy Award winner, two Tony Award winners, and two of America's most produced playwrights have in common? They selected the winning plays in 2020!

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    Lauren Gunderson

    Robert Schenkkan

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    David Henry Hwang

    Karen Zacarías

    Tarell Alvin McCraney

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    READ PAST PLAYS

    Explore previous #ENOUGH winning plays and the teen playwrights who wrote them. Now available for licensing through Playscripts.

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    SUBMIT A PLAY

    September 1 - November 1 2021

    We're calling on writers in grades 6-12 to write short plays confronting the issue of gun violence.

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    PRODUCE A READING

    April 20, 2022

    Join #ENOUGH's evening of readings staged simultaneously  across the country.